Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the dates, event plans and features of BlizzCon and the pricing, features and functionality of the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
The new BlizzCon All-Access channel will serve as the official Virtual Ticket tour guide all weekend as hosts take viewers around the show floor, behind the scenes, and deeper into the games through exclusive interviews. You'll get to find out about the changes for the BlizzCon virtual ticket and get a sneak peek at the Blizzard Vault and the in-game goodies attached to the show. The opening ceremony and BlizzCon's eSports events are free for everyone. But those who purchase a Blizzcon virtual ticket will receive a $10 discount on the physical goody bag, meaning you can snag all the real-life goods for $35 after the cost of the ticket. This includes "behind-the-scenes action and areas like the Darkmoon Faire and Hearthstone Tavern, in-depth interviews with developers, community personalities, pro players, casters, and more".
"BlizzCon is a huge community event for us. We nearly think of it as the biggest thank you, we can give to the best gaming community in the world", said Blizzard head of community development Saralyn Smith in an interview. "Year over year, we're having more people tune in virtually, so naturally, we've been thinking about how we bring more and more of BlizzCon to than virtual audience".
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While speaking about the price increase, Smith said this won't be the case.
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